Inspired by the clever Yarn Harlot, I set a goal of knitting my first-ever socks (Seaweed Socks, from the local-but-I’ve-never-met-her Wendy Knits) during the Vancouver games. I was handicapped by two knit-free days (Shabbat) and, it being my first pair of socks, I just didn’t know how long it would take to knit them.
Sadly, they are not yet done, with more inches to go on each. And if I were a better person, I would just rip them out and start over. Mistakes abound throughout these socks. But they are for my mom, and she will love them no matter what (I hope), so I am keeping them as is.
I learned some interesting things in this process:
- Knitting on the metro is a great conversation starter.
- I can knit standing up on the metro.
- I am calmer when I knit on the escalator than when I find the escalator a waste of my time (and consequently walk up it).
- Knitting while walking is a great way to ignore blisters.
- Knitting while walking isn’t terribly difficult.
- Knitting while walking when it is cold out is terribly difficult.